• Toast opens seventh London store By Drapers   -   Feb 21, 2020

    TOAST OPENS SEVENTH LONDON STORE

    Womenswear retailer Toast opened its seventh London store this week, on Dering Street in Mayfair.

  • Facial recognition tech deployed on Oxford Street By Drapers   -   Feb 21, 2020

    FACIAL RECOGNITION TECH DEPLOYED ON OXFORD STREET

    The Metropolitan Police service has today launched live facial recognition technology at key locations in London's Westminster, including...

  • Gymshark to open first pop-up store By Drapers   -   Feb 21, 2020

    GYMSHARK TO OPEN FIRST POP-UP STORE

    Clothing brand Gymshark has announced that it is opening its first-ever pop-up store in Central London on 28 February.

  • Bagir takes legal action against Shandong Ruyi By Drapers   -   Feb 21, 2020

    BAGIR TAKES LEGAL ACTION AGAINST SHANDONG RUYI

    Menswear supplier Bagir has resolved to take legal action against Shandong Ruyi after the Chinese clothing giant has failed on payments...

  • Forever 21 could make a UK comeback, says industry By Drapers   -   Feb 21, 2020

    FOREVER 21 COULD MAKE A UK COMEBACK, SAYS INDUSTRY

    Young fashion retailer Forever 21 has the potential to relaunch and make a “fresh start” in the UK under its new owners, the industry...

    Fashion
  • Struggling Victoria's Secret sold By Drapers   -   Feb 21, 2020

    STRUGGLING VICTORIA'S SECRET SOLD

    Victoria's Secret's parent company, L Brands, has sold a majority stake in the US lingerie brand.

    Lingerie
  • Hammerson sells seven retail parks By Drapers   -   Feb 21, 2020

    HAMMERSON SELLS SEVEN RETAIL PARKS

    Shopping centre owner Hammerson has sold its portfolio of seven retail parks to Orion European Real Estate Fund for £400m.

    Shopping
  • Drapers recognises fashion's top employers By Drapers   -   Feb 21, 2020

    DRAPERS RECOGNISES FASHION'S TOP EMPLOYERS

    Drapers is launching a new initiative to highlight the fashion brands, retailers and suppliers that are investing in making their workplaces...

    Fashion
  • Bonmarché sold to Philip Day's Peacocks By Drapers   -   Feb 20, 2020

    BONMARCHÉ SOLD TO PHILIP DAY'S PEACOCKS

    Collapsed retailer Bonmarché has been sold to Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group's Peacocks, Drapers can reveal.

  • Drop in Asian buyers hits Micam footfall By Drapers   -   Feb 20, 2020

    DROP IN ASIAN BUYERS HITS MICAM FOOTFALL

    Milan footwear trade show Micam reported a 5% drop in visitor numbers this season, compared with February 2019, as a result of a fall...

  • Clothing sales experience 'Boris bounce' By Drapers   -   Feb 20, 2020

    CLOTHING SALES EXPERIENCE 'BORIS BOUNCE'

    UK textile, clothing and footwear store sales increased by 3.9% year on year in the three months to January as consumer confidence...

  • Laura Ashley to return to its roots, says CEO By Drapers   -   Feb 20, 2020

    LAURA ASHLEY TO RETURN TO ITS ROOTS, SAYS CEO

    British heritage brand Laura Ashley will return to its archives in a bid to reverse its poor performance, new CEO Katherine Poulter...

  • Sperry hires new global president By Drapers   -   Feb 20, 2020

    SPERRY HIRES NEW GLOBAL PRESIDENT

    US footwear brand house Wolverine Worldwide has appointed former Lacoste CEO Joelle Grunberg as the new global president of Sperry.

  • Authentic Brands Group acquires Forever 21 By Drapers   -   Feb 20, 2020

    AUTHENTIC BRANDS GROUP ACQUIRES FOREVER 21

    Authentic Brands Group , which owns Juicy Couture, Barneys and Tretorn, and two US landlords have purchased Forever 21 for just over...

  • Laura Ashley falls further into the red By Drapers   -   Feb 20, 2020

    LAURA ASHLEY FALLS FURTHER INTO THE RED

    Losses before tax at Laura Ashley widened by 166% to £4m in the 26 weeks to 31 December 2019, as a result of lower home furnishings...

  • Manufacturers slam new immigration system By Drapers   -   Feb 19, 2020

    MANUFACTURERS SLAM NEW IMMIGRATION SYSTEM

    The British manufacturing industry has slammed the government's new immigration system, saying it disregards the sector and will be...

  • John Lewis wins top customer approval By Drapers   -   Feb 19, 2020

    JOHN LEWIS WINS TOP CUSTOMER APPROVAL

    John Lewis has been named as the high street retailer most recommended by customers in the UK in YouGov's Retail Recommend rankings.

  • Laura Ashley funding hunt concludes By Drapers   -   Feb 19, 2020

    LAURA ASHLEY FUNDING HUNT CONCLUDES

    Laura Ashley has announced it “should be able” to meet its immediate funding requirements with funds from its working capital facility...

  • Retailers battle Storm Dennis By Drapers   -   Feb 19, 2020

    RETAILERS BATTLE STORM DENNIS

    Fashion retailers felt the impact of “horrific” weather conditions for the second week in a row as Storm Dennis hit last weekend.

    Fashion
  • Revo puts pressure on business rates review By Drapers   -   Feb 19, 2020

    REVO PUTS PRESSURE ON BUSINESS RATES REVIEW

    Revo, the representative body for the UK retail property sector, has called on the government to “act swiftly and radically” in its...